Mobility in our hips is vital for bikers, runners, and nonathletes alike. Everyone can benefit from strengthening the hip flexor muscles that support this ball-and-socket joint.
Sitting for much of the day — something most of us are guilty of, contributes to tight hip flexors. Tight hip flexors can cause lower back pain, hip pain, and injury.
We’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking. Well, it turns out that, in the long term, too much standing isn’t all that great for us either. In fact, long-term effects of standing are back problems and muscle damage.
Most neck pain not caused by trauma is usually the result of poor posture and weak muscles supporting our head. For example, sitting at our computers, or hunching over our phone, cycling (both static and sport), or freestyle swimming can strain our neck, and shoulders.
Whether walking down a crowded street, or leaping through Swan Lake, we need our wits about us. Notably, we use our whole bodies for balance, mobility, and strength to control our movements. In fact, in almost every physical activity, from sports to walking, we spend more time on one leg than two.
We’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking. Well, it turns out that, in the long run, too much standing isn’t all that great for us either. In fact, long-term effects of standing are back problems and muscle damage. Why Exercise Your Feet? [tweet_box...
Are you recovering from, or trying to avoid surgery?, Looking to manage your weight? Want strength or endurance training? Want to have fun, and relax? Well, a water-base exercise program will probably help.
Vertical, water-based exercise (Dancing, jumping, kicking, running) offers multiple benefits for any fitness level. Plus, you do it with a lot less impact.
It’s time to take a stand! Get on your feet! All things considered, everyone, whether active or sedentary, old or young, can benefit from standing more. In fact, sitting has been called the “new smoking.” Sitting has been...
How much do you think about stability, coordination, and agility fitness?
Notably, most people don’t think about stability (or balance) until they fall, or injure themselves. Significantly, balance training is important for everyone, at every age, from athletes to casual exercisers.
Most people experience knee pain at some point in their lives. Even among otherwise healthy and active folks, knee complaints abound. So, if you’ve been complaining about your knees, you’re not alone.
Good posture makes us look taller, although, we often lose stature as we get older. On the other hand, poor posture often results from a weak core. A point often overlooked, weak core muscles contribute to slouching. More importantly, strong core muscles...
Everyone learns about the five senses: sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. Equally important is proprioception, sometimes called the sixth sense. Significantly, proprioception is how people control their body parts without looking at them.
You don’t need an expensive gym membership or a lot of space to get fit. The right at-home equipment will maximize your exercise routine so you get the strength training and fat burning results you want.